Patrick Stewart

Biography: Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, on July 13, 1940. His father was a career soldier; his mother worked in industrial weaving. Because Mirfield, a river valley settlement of some 12,000 people, had a rich culture for a provincial town of its size, Stewart's stage experience started early. His involvement was encouraged when, at the age of twelve while in secondary school, he enrolled in an eight-day drama course, where he met some professional people who were very influential in his life.

Thereafter, his participation in local amateur dramatics increased steadily, even after he quit school at fifteen to work as a reporter. However, his employer resented his dedication to the local theater and finally, after a little more than a year of Stewart's less than dedicated reporting, he issued Stewart an ultimatum forcing him to choose between acting and journalism. Although it was a very good job, Stewart quit and, out of spite, became determined to prove himself as a
Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, on July 13, 1940. His father was a career soldier; his mother worked in industrial weaving. Because Mirfield, a river valley settlement of some 12,000 people, had a rich culture for a provincial town of its size, Stewart's stage experience started early. His involvement was encouraged when, at the age of twelve while in secondary school, he enrolled in an eight-day drama course, where he met some professional people who were very influential in his life.

Thereafter, his participation in local amateur dramatics increased steadily, even after he quit school at fifteen to work as a reporter. However, his employer resented his dedication to the local theater and finally, after a little more than a year of Stewart's less than dedicated reporting, he issued Stewart an ultimatum forcing him to choose between acting and journalism. Although it was a very good job, Stewart quit and, out of spite, became determined to prove himself as a professional actor.

To save money for training, he worked for a year as a furniture salesman; then, after consulting the professionals he had met, he enrolled in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1957 at age seventeen. He spent two years there, learning his craft and losing his accent. Stewart speaks of almost living a "double life" during this period, for while he spoke with Received Pronunciation professionally, he continued speaking with his native Yorkshire accent and dialect with family and friends.

After leaving school, Stewart was never out of work, despite a warning from an instructor who told him that his baldness would make him a young character actor rather than a juvenile lead. In fact, Stewart was able to land jobs by convincing directors that with a toupee he could play both, doubling his range and serving as "two actors for the price of one." His professional stage debut was at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln, in August of 1959, playing Morgan in a stage adaptation of Treasure Island.

Now an internationally respected actor known for successfully bridging the gap between the theatrical world of the Shakespearean stage and contemporary film and television, Patrick Stewart continues to demonstrate his versatility with a wide range of upcoming projects.

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Patrick Stewart's Scores

Average career score: 59
Highest Metascore: 91 The Hollow Crown: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 41 American Dad!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 5 Sep 23, 1991 Captain Jean-Luc Picard / Director 8.7
tbd Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3 Sep 25, 1989 Captain Jean-Luc Picard 8.6
tbd Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4 Sep 24, 1990 Captain Jean-Luc Picard / Director 8.6
tbd Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6 Sep 21, 1992 Captain Jean-Luc Picard / Director 8.6
tbd Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7 Sep 20, 1993 Captain Jean-Luc Picard / Director 8.6
51 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1 Sep 28, 1987 Captain Jean-Luc Picard 8.3
41 American Dad!: Season 1 Feb 6, 2005 Avery Bullock / Bullock 7.6
53 Family Guy: Season 1 Jan 31, 1999 Narrator 7.5
tbd Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2 Nov 21, 1988 Captain Jean-Luc Picard 7.4
63 Family Guy: Season 4 May 1, 2005 Captain Jean-Luc Picard 7.3
tbd American Dad!: Season 2 Sep 10, 2006 Bullock 7.3
tbd Family Guy: Season 5 Sep 10, 2006 Peter With Patrick Stewart's Vocal Cords 7.0
91 The Hollow Crown: Season 1 Jun 30, 2012 John Of Gaunt 6.7
tbd High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman: Season 1 Mar 1, 2005 Narrator tbd
tbd Eleventh Hour (2005): Season 1 Jan 19, 2006 Professor Ian Hood tbd